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Arizona Mortgage Broker Surety Bond

Bond Requirements and Online Application

The Arizona Department of Financial Institutions requires the Arizona Mortgage Broker Surety Bond.

Arizona Mortgage Broker Surety BondAccording to Arizona Revised Statutes Section 6-901, a mortgage broker is “a person who for compensation or in the expectation of compensation either directly or indirectly makes, negotiates, or offers to make or negotiate a mortgage banking loan or a mortgage loan”. In order to become a licensed mortgage broker in the State of Arizona, all applicants must file the Arizona Mortgage Broker Surety Bond with the Superintendent of the Department of Financial Institutions. The bond ensures the faithful compliance of the licensee, including the licensee’s directors, officers, members, partners, trustees, and employees with Title 6, Chapter 9 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Any person injured by the wrongful act of the licensee may make a claim on the bond for financial compensation.

The required bond amount is $10,000 for licensees whose investors are limited solely to institutional investors and $15,000 for licensees whose investors include any noninstitutional investors.

According to the National Mortgage Licensing System, an “institutional investor” is:

  • A state or national bank
  • A state or federal savings and loan association
  • A state or federal savings bank
  • A state or federal credit union
  • A federal government agency or instrumentality
  • A quasi-federal government agency
  • A financial enterprise
  • A licensed real estate broker or salesman
  • A profit sharing or pension trust
  • An insurance company

The Arizona Mortgage Broker Surety Bond remains in full force and effect until the Surety cancels the bond. The Surety must provide the Superintendent and the Principal of the bond with thirty day cancellation notices prior to the cancellation date.

Licensing Fees and Requirements:

  • Surety bond
  • $800 non-refundable application fee
  • $100 non-refundable processing fee
  • Qualifying Individual
  • Verification of Experience
  • MU2 Individual FBI Criminal Background Check Requirements
  • Disclosure Questions through NMLS
  • Most current Un-Audited Financial Statements
  • Certificate of Authority/Good Standing Certificate

All licensing fees are required by the obligee, not the surety company.

Licenses must be renewed annually.

CLICK HERE for additional licensing information from the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions.

How to Get Your Arizona Mortgage Broker Surety Bond

1. Complete an online application. It's free and no-obligation. 2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign. 3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Arizona Mortgage Broker Surety Bond!   If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.
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